Meet The Natives Usa: The Suburbans

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Sunday 25 October, 7.30pm

The five Tanna ambassadors travel to meet the people of “Middle America” to experience how average Americans live. A visit to the pet store reveals a number of odd pets kept by Americans, and the men find it even more bizarre to see clothing for dogs. On the Thanksgiving holiday, they join their hosts in all the seasonal rituals: everything from cooking the “big chicken” and watching football on TV to waving to a traditional procession called the Santa parade and helping to build a plastic tree inside the house. They visit a school where Jen, the mother, works with special needs children. Their final evening is spent amid the excitement of a basketball game before a tearful goodbye with their host family.

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